This Week in the Blogs, November 7 – 13, 2010

by | Nov 14, 2010


Fall colors are everywhere, if the leaves are still on the trees. It doesn’t seem so far to the holidays, and the changes winter will bring. This week there’s a wide variety of articles to read, lots of food for thought. Enjoy.

Betsy Lerner on Publishing Perspectives
Should I Tweet?
“It isn’t about jumping on every available piece of internetworking. Nor do you have to put on some pasties and swing yourself around a pole. It’s about finding the nerve your book strikes and going after it.”

Mayowa Atte on Pens With Cojones
Ten Reasons to Get to Know and Get Involved in the Publishing Industry
“It is our impression (from our feverish wanderings through the literary blogosphere) that there are certain types of writers/readers who tune out in-depth publishing industry discussion . . . This post is for those writers and readers. I give you ten reasons you need to get to know and get involved with the publishing industry.”

Christy Pinheiro on The Publishing Maven
How to Get Free Book Reviews For Your Self-Published Book
“All of the reviewers in the guide accept small press books, and all of them review books for free. The guide lists their likes, dislikes, contact information, website information, pet peeves, etc. Like I said, it’s taken me a very long time to put this monster together.”

Penny Sansevieri on Selling Books
The Real Secret to Twitter
“Many people hop onto Twitter thinking it’s a numbers game when it really isn’t. You can have a Twitter-tribe of millions and not gain the same kind of social media success that you would with only 1,000 followers. The wisdom of the crowd knows that it’s not always the size of the audience that matters but how engaged they are in you and your message.”

Michael Hyatt on Michael Hyatt
4 Surprising Conclusions about Author Websites
“The good news is that it is not that difficult for authors to build a powerful, online presence. Nor does it cost much.”

The Carnival of the Indies Issue #2 is Still Open, Claim Your Spot Today

Soon we’ll wrap up contributions for the next edition of Self-Publishing: The Carnival of the Indies. If you blog about books, publishing, writing or related subjects, send us your best recent blog post. It’s good for the readers, it’s good for the writers. All the links you need are on the Carnival of the Indies Page.

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2 Comments

  1. Christy Pinheiro

    Thanks for spreading the word, Joel! I appreciate the shout-out!

    Reply
    • Joel Friedlander

      Sure, Christy. You’ve done a great job putting this terrific resource together. Every self-publisher should have a copy.

      Reply

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